Yard of Beauty
by Latorial Faison

I had watched you
unintentionally really
and you brought beauty
to life
to live in
your garden

I never paused
to think what you
might be thinking
suicidal thoughts while bringing forth
such joy, such wonder
and with your hands

You were dying
while giving them life
to live, adorn and surround
your home
your heart
a pretty replacment
for you.

It was around five
in the afternoon
and we saw the lights
red, white and blue
they came
to get you
rescue you
from what I'll never know.

And I wondered about it
and thought that hands just might
have to do a good deed
before they're allowed
to leave
or love
a yard of beauty.

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